Academic Audit is a inquiry into the overall functioning of the school in all spheres – instruction, curriculum, teacher professional development, contribution to society and the management of the school. Academic audit is an activity, not a status. Academic audit provides that third party perspective which is an essential factor for examining quality. Although the audit process may be intangible as the process is as important the product such as learning and the process of instruction compared to the achievement.
At the collegiate level there is NAAC or technical and professional bodies like AICTE, NCTE and others; but at the school level apart from the affiliating bodies there is no organization that caters to this demand for monitoring processes and overall functioning of the schools. At ACT several modules and a organized effort at involving all stake holders in the audit has been made and it is an extensively sought after by organizations in India.